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In Conversation: Paul Simon Richards and Esther Leslie

Spike Island

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)

In Conversation: Paul Simon Richards and Esther Leslie

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General Admission 4 Jun 2019 £5.00 £0.89
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Paul Simon Richards discusses his recent video work with professor Esther Leslie. They focus on the technical and political implications of animation, ranging from experimental to commercial films, looking at a wide range of films in the history of animation from Tango (1981) by Zbigniew Rybczynski to Disney productions Moana (2016) and Frozen 2 (2019).

Find out more about Paul Simon Richards' exhibition, Quasi Monte Carlo at Spike Island (6 April to 16 June 2019).


PAUL SIMON RICHARDS


Paul Simon Richards (b. 1981, UK, lives and works in London) studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London and holds a MA Philosophy from the University of Greenwich, London. Recent solo exhibitions include L*a*b, Arcade, London; Love’s Hidden Symmetry, AND/OR, London (both 2016); and Voices at Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo (2015). His work has featured in group exhibitions at venues such as The Showroom, London; Frieze Art Fair (with Lucky PDF), London; Galerie kunstbuero, Vienna; Jerwood Space, London; and Modern Art Oxford; and film festivals such as the BFI London Film Festival, Experimenta section.

In 2017, Richards was selected by FLAMIN Productions to make his video work Quasi-Monte Carlo, and in 2015 he was awarded the Fokus video prize, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen.

 

ESTHER LESLIE


Esther Leslie is Professor of Political Aesthetics in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck and Co-Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. Her research interests include Marxist theories of aesthetics and culture, with a particular focus on the work of Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno, as well as the poetics of science, European literary and visual modernism and avant-gardes, animation, colour and madness. Recent publications include Derelicts: Thought Worms from the Wreckage (Unkant, 2014), Liquid Crystals: The Art and Science of a Fluid Form (Reaktion, 2016) and, with Melanie Jackson, Deeper in the Pyramid (Banner Repeater, 2018).

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Spike Island
133 Cumberland Road
BS1 6UX Bristol
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)


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Spike Island

Spike Island is an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design. Based in Bristol, UK, it is home to a gallery, café and working space for artists, designers and creative businesses. A vibrant hub for production, presentation and debate, we offer opportunities for audiences to engage directly with creative practices through participation and discussion.

Our vision is to position art as central to society, which we do in two ways: by offering a high quality, challenging programme of exhibitions and events; and by fostering a dynamic and critically engaged community of artists and designers. Spike Island collaborates with local and regional partners as well as with international institutions, museums and universities.

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